People Are Discovering Picnics

We had lotsof picnics when I was growing up. Usually sandwiches, an apple or banana, and a thermos of tea, carried in a basket to the seaside in Ayr, Scotland, or to a local park.

The advent of McDonald’s in Australia took the place of traditional picnics in our family, and my son surprised me yesterday by saying they as a young family did not picnic, they ate out in cafes and restaurants. Understandable, considering the heat and flies in summer.

Valentine Lake Macquarie

So it was very interesting to see so many families yesterday taking advantage of the latest lift in Lockdown Restrictions for pople to picnic or exercise in open spaces.

The only problem w as that when my son and I took my birthday picnic to the nearby lake each parking area was full of lots of two people discovering the joys of picnicking and barbecuing, perhaps for the first time, while we had to drive round five of my usual places find a place to set up our birthdays picnic! (Our birthdays are a week apart) Most annoying!

Stopefully some healthy lifestyles may result from this safter all?

By Eunice C English

Writer, artist,retired. Have Parkinsons Plus and Macular Degeneration so please ignore typos! Gathering some of my memories and writings into one place t share with you.

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